Code: ABS 248
Country: India (north-east)
Style: Late Pala Style
Date: 1000 - 1100
Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 7.2 x 10.3 x 2.5
Materials: Stone with remains of pigments
Samvara (Tib.: Demchok) is stepping out to the left (pradyalidhasana) on a lotus pedestal. Samvara holds the diamond scepter (vajra) and the prayer-bell (ghanta), and with the hands turned inwards he embraces his consort Vajravarahi (Tib.: Dorje Phagmo). She holds the ritual chopper (kartrika) and a skull-cup (kapala). These ritual objects symbolise in the largest sense the union of wisdom and compassion, as well as the severing of attachment to dualities and material bonds.